Hipcamp host Helen M.,
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Welcome to Sugarpine Slopes. The Sugarpine has the longest cones in the world and many birds and mammals like the pine nuts and use the tree for habitat. This is a spring through fall place only. There is no winter access. The property is at 5800 feet.  Depending on the weather the road may close from Nov 15th to May 15th. 

The road on the property is a dirt road. 

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Welcome to Sugarpine Slopes. The Sugarpine has the longest cones in the world and many birds and mammals like the pine nuts and use the tree for habitat. This is a spring through fall place only. There is no winter access. The property is at 5800 feet.  Depending on the weather the road may close from Nov 15th to May 15th. 

The road on the property is a dirt road.  All wheel drive or high clearance vehicles recommended although the lower section could be accessed by most vehicles.  A short trailer such as a dew drop length trailer could readily use Site A which is the first turn on the right after accessing the property.

The property is totally undeveloped at this time except for an outhouse. It is a wildlife corridor for deer and bear (keep all food contained), the mountain quail and the blue grouse. Keep your eyes open for the Hermit Warbler, Audubon's Warbler, and our gorgeous visitor from the tropics the Western Tanager. You are likely to hear the Pileated Woodpecker and if you are lucky you will see it and its red crest in an undulating flight through the trees. The property has a lovely west facing slope which climbs gradually at first then more steeply to the top of the property. We have car\RV camping just on the lower section.  We have added a walk-in site at the top of the property.

There is wonderful hiking nearby with several trailheads and lakes as well as the Yuba River all within approximately 4 miles.

More information can be provided upon request.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 16 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Helen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Fuller Lake is stocked

Hiking

Major trailheads: Grouse RIdge Lookout Looney Meadows Lindsey Lakes Carr-Feeley Lakes Spaudling Trail Pioneer Trail

Paddling

Paddling at Fuller Lake.

Wildlife watching

Black bear are on the property so keep your food protected!!

Biking
Climbing
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Sugarpine Slopes at Grouse Ridge in California.

Mountainous

Grouse Ridge non-motorized area

Driveway

Dirt road into campsites 4WD recommended

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Hipcamper Christian
Christian H.
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(Site 1 Sugar Daddy Tent Site)
May 22nd, 2022

This was a nice last minute place to set up. However the property isn’t as well maintained as other Hipcamps we’ve stayed at. We got in and out ok in our FWD Civic but not without bottoming out in some areas so keep in mind your vehicle clearance and go slow, as warned by Host. All in all this is a perfectly fine place to pitch a tent overnight if you’re exploring the nearby areas, but personally I find it’s not much different than if we had just camped on the surrounding BLM land or nearby public campgrounds that probably would have had more amenities. Camping isn’t about the amenities though it’s about being outside and disconnected so that you can enjoy your own peace. That being said we booked two nights here and stayed for just one, as we decided the next morning to find a place to tent with more scenic views.

Hipcamper Uta

Couldn’t find the spot

Uta M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 3 Hermit Warbler )
July 31st, 2021

Troublesome to find and identify the place, description about accessibility of road for non AWD questionable

Hipcamper Helen
Response from Helen, the Host, on August 3rd, 2021

Helen M. Helen: Dear Uta, Thanks for your feedback. We will work on the signage for the campsites but for privacy reasons, we do not want a sign at the road. I am sorry you had trouble finding the location. And it sounds like you found the road a bit much for your vehicle. We have had our Subaru Outback on it and a friend came in with his sedan with no problems so I figured you would be fine with a rear AWD. I would not take a Prius on it that is for sure. In the directions. the description says a cable, not a gate, so that may have thrown you off if you were looking for a gate. The campsites are numbered at each site. And Campsite 3 is especially easy to find as it has box benches and a welcome note there. But, we will work on making it more obvious. Maybe you did not find campsite 3 but hopefully you found the outhouse and otherwise had a good time out doors! We look forward to future campers and please make sure to save the directions and code before coming as there is no cell reception at the site. Happy camping.

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Hipcamper dave28140@gmail.com
[email protected] M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 Hermit Warbler )
July 19th, 2021

Very secluded. Great spot.

Hipcamper Helen
Response from Helen, the Host, on August 3rd, 2021

Thanks1

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Hipcamper Kelsie

Thanks!!

Kelsie J.
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(Site 3 Hermit Warbler )
July 17th, 2021

Off the beaten path campground with plenty of nearby activities and hikes (although you will probably want to drive to them). Stayed at site #3 - would recommend 4WD for the bumpy road to get there. Bugs were an issue - bring bug spray! Bring binoculars if you enjoy bird watching - host provides a book! Nice clear campground with spots to pitch tents, hang hammocks, and enjoy the outdoors. Very close to emerald pools, fuller lake, spaulding lake. We spent a whole day hiking "lake spaulding via pioneer trail from Bowmann Road" (all trails) then hanging at emerald pools. Next time we will be bringing fishing poles and SUPs or kayaks for Fuller lake. Our GPS brought us right to location - although spotting the driveway is tricky! Thanks again Helen, we will be back!

Hipcamper Helen
Response from Helen, the Host, on August 3rd, 2021

We are so glad you had a good time. And now we have an outhouse.

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Hipcamper Alex
Alex L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 Hermit Warbler )
July 6th, 2021

We had a great time at Sugarpine Slopes! Our campsite was spacious and it was quiet and secluded. Helen was a great host and left us some water and storage bins. We loved the location and we’re able to explore the nearby lakes and the Emerald Pools on the Yuba River! If we’re ever back in he area we’ll for sure be staying here again!

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Hipcamper Helen
Response from Helen, the Host, on August 3rd, 2021

You were our first hipsters! Thanks for camping with us! We loved the photos:)

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Hipcamper Dylan  L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 Hermit Warbler )
August 4th, 2021